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Man holding freshly fished Salmon in Norway's Hardangervidda's National Park
Hardangervidda.
Photo: Florian Over

Fishing in Hardangervidda national park

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The finest trout Norway has to offer

Fish for trout of the highest calibre in Hardangervidda. Uvdal and Geilo in Hol make good bases for fishing adventures in Norway’s largest national park.

Fish species

These are the fish species you are most likely to meet on your fishing trip to Hardangervidda, including their names in Norwegian, German and Latin.

Brown trout is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Ørret (Salmo trutta)
Brown Trout | Forelle

Size: 18–80 cm.
Weight: 1–3 kg + 15 kg

Minnow is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Ørekyte (Phoxinus phoxinus)
Minnow | Elritze

Size: 8–12 cm
Weight: 100 gram - 2,5 kg

Char is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Røye (Salvelinus alpinus)
Char |
Saibling

Size: 15-75 cm.
Weight: 100 gram -3 kg

Whitefish is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Sik (Coregonus lavaretus)
Whitefish | Felchen

Size: 15–25cm.
Weight: 300-400 gram

Video: More than fish

In addition to a fine fish on the hook, an excursion on the Hardangervidda Plateau gives you a genuine wilderness experience.

Safety on your fishing holiday in Norway

Safety tips to leave you high and dry

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only cast off when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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